When it comes to being a geek, there are just certain things we should all own. Things that best represent our subculture while also reminding us everything we love about it whenever we look at it. From collectibles to special editions of certain things, there is never a shortage of good geeks presents. But sometimes there is a shortage of the knowledge of good geek presents. Things every self respecting geek needs to have in their collection. From movie props to weird ass toys your other grown up, non-geek friend wont understand, here are 6 iconic geek presents every nerd needs to own this year (and they make great presents for those taking notes who may have a geek in their lives).
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
― Philip Pullman
No truer words have been spoken.
Think about it…
From movies to TV shows to books to video games – all of these tell their own stories, and we get all wrapped up in them.
TV shows get canceled. Movies flop. Books don’t sell. Video games gather dust in the shelves.
There are many factors, of course, but one major reason is that the storyline sucks. There are, however, the great works of fiction that we will never forget because the story sticks with us forever. And in many of these works, we find mention of fictional books as well. [Read more…]
Knives aren’t for everyone, but we can’t deny they’re one of the most badass weapons in fantasy and science fiction. This Thanksgiving, what’s the best way to show your tough side?
Use a geeky knife.
I looked for some of the coolest geeky knives out there, and here are five of my picks. Enjoy, but be careful. [Read more…]
Who says the Dark Side has to smell bad? And, even if it did, there’s an app for that. Oh, wait, not an app, but actual candles that exude aromas that will calm down Darth Vader himself. In fact, rumor has it that he has his own stash…but of course he won’t admit to it.
You can ask Mike Gaiss of Zeitgaiss to confirm, but I can’t guarantee you that he’ll give you an answer. What I can tell you for sure is that Mike’s work is awesome and that he is going to share some of it with you. [Read more…]
Not everyone has heard the call of the sea, yet even landlubbers in real life have played with, read about, or watched fictional ships – and perhaps fallen in love with them.
There’s just something about these majestic vessels that one can’t ignore, even if you aren’t able to set foot in one without needed a bucket beside you all the time.
There is, of course, the matter of the storyline and the gameplay that contribute to the appeal of these fictional ships.
Why not know your fictional ships a bit better – if only for trivia purposes? [Read more…]
And keep your sanity, too.
Quiet books have saved many a parent from going insane when their kids act up, and for geek parents, what better quiet book to have than something that will introduce the little ones to their parents’ world?
Now it’s time to look to the world of Marvel superheroes with The Avengers Quiet Book. [Read more…]
If you love going on a cooking binge for Thanksgiving, and you’re planning on impressing everyone with your skills in the kitchen, you’ll need something to go with your role.
Even if you’re going the traditional Thanksgiving dinner way – and not this jaw-dropping Chthurkey – it’s more fun, not to mention practical, to have a geeky apron as cover.
After all, you never know what mischief the gremlins in your oven or grill might come up with.
Here are 10 awesomely geeky aprons to keep help keep you safe and clean in the kitchen, Thanksgiving or not. Oh, and some of them are on sale, so best get them now.
1. LLAP Apron
What better way to give thanks for (the real) Spock – rest his soul – this Thanksgiving? Dimensions are 31″ long and 29″ wide.
2. Darth Vader Apron
If you prefer the dark side, then this apron is the better choice. Just make sure you don’t burn the turkey.
3. TARDIS Apron
Even if you’re serving only fish fingers and custard, you’ll still want this apron. It’s bigger on the inside. For real.
4. Dinner Is Coming Apron
You’ll be loved or hated, depending on how fast you deliver on your apron’s promise AND how dinner turns out. In any case, if your party are GoT fans, then you’ll already have a big edge. Unless they hate the Starks. Then they suck.
5. Vintage Wonder Woman Apron
I have no words for this apron, so let’s hear it straight from the horse’s mouth:
With a bodice and underskirt as red as Elizabeth Arden’s ‘Red Door’ lipstick, a top skirt as blue as a first prize ribbon, a belt and ties as yellow as sunshine itself, and stars that are as white as lightening, your new magnificently heroic Wonder Woman apron has been fashioned to shake up the mundane.
Oh, find a lasso to go with it.
6. Vintage Harley Quinn Apron
Be a badass in the kitchen with this apron. An advantage: no one will be eager to complain if your creations aren’t exactly delectable.
7. Deadpool Apron
Crazy. Funny. Much like Harley.
Your guests won’t know what’s coming, but they’re sure to have a blast with you and Deadpool, so it’s all good.
8. Mario Apron
One-up everyone else with this apron and don’t be stingy on the mushroom.
9. Bacon Periodic Table Apron
Let’s be honest. No matter what they say about bacon’s bad effects, there will be bacon on the menu.
There will be bacon. Period.
10. The Grillfather Apron
The one apron to rule them all. As of this writing, this apron is at 49% off, so go for!
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Not everyone is like Barney Stinson who can simply suit up, hit the re-psych button, and get out there. Geek, nerd, or whatever you may want to call yourself, finding like-minded people to hang out with – and maybe become partners at some point – is not easy.
Penny and Leonard; Bernadette and Howard; and Amy and Sheldon do exist in real life (I’d like to think so!), but who says it’s as simple as making a hot beverage for a friend who is not feeling well?
Thanks to the online community, meeting people is now easier. Especially if you feel more comfortable conversing via the keyboard than using your voice.
Sure, you can join Match.com or whatever popular dating site out there, but why do so when life can be more exciting if you’re a Star Trek fan and looking to meet someone?
That’s what Trekkie dating site, TrekDating.com, comes into the picture.
It does what it says on the tin: people join the site to meet fellow Trekkies – whether it’s for platonic relationships or something more.
Laurence Atkinson, Chief Engineer of Trekdating.com, says, “Meeting your perfect match can be tough especially when you are looking for someone who shares a passion with you. We came up with a Star Trek themed dating site as a bit of fun and never expected it to grow into the phenomenon that it has“.
It’s not a new concept – there are other niche dating sites – but for Trekkies, this is the ultimate place to be.
What’s in it for you?
When you join Trekdating.com, you’ll be able to do all of the same things that are done on most dating sites: upload pictures, craft a personal bio, and search with more variables than the U.S.S. Enterprise’s science station.
Unlike the Star Trek film: The Search for Spock, finding your perfect match is literally a click away, and you won’t have to go as far as Vulcan for that all important first date (unless you are into Vulcans!).
Fans flocking to the site have been uploading both pictures in civilian attire and also dressed in full Starfleet uniforms. Perhaps one of the reasons fans are taking to the site is because it’s a safe environment to share their passion for the franchise. Some have even been using the site’s diary function to post daily Star Trek quizzes up for other fans to answer.
While it’s a Trekkie dating site, it is much more than that. It is a haven for Star Trek fans who can’t have enough of their passion and can’t stop sharing it with others.
I say why not? At the very least, you can give it a shot.
I’ll bet you a month’s wages that you’ll find your Spock, Uhura, or Picard from the site faster than you can say “Let’s go to the bar”.
On that note, it’s time to give the details of the giveaway that TrekDating is sponsoring.
TrekDating Memberships Up for Grabs!
Here’s the deal.
TrekDating.com would is offering FIVE ForeverGeek readers a 6-month full membership worth $139.95 per person. All you need to do is tweet and leave a comment. Easier than fixing the Enterprise when it acts up.
The giveaway starts today, November 10 and ends November 17. The winners will be announced on November 18.
Come on, don’t be shy. Get ready for your social life to go on warp speed.
Star Wars. Star Wars. Star Wars.
Have you had enough yet? What a stupid question…
Here’s a treat for this week’s Fandom Friday. Go put your reading glasses on.
Must-Have Star Wars Books
1. Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
A case of screenplay turned into a book, this creation of Matthew Stover has been received very well, which is hardly surprising. It’s based on a movie. The author is a bestseller. Not a bad combination.
It’s available in eBook, hardcover, and mass paperback formats.
2. Ultimate Star Wars Book
Straight from Disney’s Department of Milking it, this book is THE ultimate book every Star Wars fan must have (d’oh, the title says it). It’s perfect for displaying in the living room, don’t you think?
3. Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars
Authored by Trisha Biggar, who actually was part of the team that created the costumes of the actors for the Star Wars prequel trilogy. It’s humongous – literally – and filled with eye-popping images. From Jedis to Siths to Slaves – you’ll find all sorts of custom costumes and how they were made. Oh, and there’s Queen Padme Amidala.
4. STAR WARS: Limited Edition Pop-up [Limited Numbered Signed First Edition in Slipcase & Original Plastic Bag]
“A spectacular Limited Numbered First Edition Pop-up book, signed by paper master Matthew Reinhart on the front cover pop-up and numbered 445 of 500 Limited Edition copies. Based on the Star Wars motion pictures. In black cloth in a matching slipcase, the book consists of 12 sets of pages, each with multiple pop-ups, over 35 pop-ups and working lightsabers along with sound on the final set of pop-ups (pictured). Outside measurement 8 1/2″ x 11”. Reinhart’s best so far. Also issued in an unsigned trade edition. By the paper artist of “Jungle Book”. Slipcase: Fine Parrish Books guarantees all signatures as authentic.”
It looks amazing, but remember, Limited Editions don’t come cheap.
5. A Pop-up Book Star Wars Return of the Jedi
Here’s another pop-up book that you must have if you want to start your children young on being a Star Wars fan. As much as you love your kids, you probably won’t want them playing with the Limited Edition book signed by paper master Matthew Reinhart, so here’s a good substitute.
6. Star Wars Rebels Ultimate Factivity Collection Book
While some books are meant to be kept in pristine condition, most should be read, used, and tattered as the years go by. That’s what books are for!
But not all books are created equal, and for young kids, stickers and books go together. This is another way to get your kids deeper into the Star Wars universe. Make sure they’re already watching Star Wars Rebels.